This rolling beauty of the fifties belongs to Tim Conroy of Mountain Home Arkansas.
HI LINDEN THIS MY PRIDE AND JOY AND IS THE 3 RD. 59 SKYLINER I HAVE HAD IN THE LAST 25 YEARS .THIS ONE I FOUND IN A AUTO MUSUAM IN CA. ABOUT 4 1/2 YEARS AGO AND IT HAD BEEN ON DESPLAY THERE FOR 19 YEARS AND EXCEPT FOR BEING MADE A RED& WHIT TWO TONE IT IS ALL FACTORY STOCK AND ONLY HAD 33000 MILES ON HER WHEN I BOUGHT IT . THE ONLY TROUBLE WITH IT WAS THE RED PAINT THEY USED WAS NOT 59 FORD TORCH RED BUT WAS FROM A 58 FORD !! LOL NOW I COULD NOT TELL THIS BY LOOKING BECAUSE IT WAS VERY SHARP AND UNTEL I TOOK IT TO A RECTABLE CLUB SHOW IN CHATNAOGA TN. AND SAW IT WAS NOT THE SAME AS THE OTHER 59'S I WAS HAPPY WITH IT . LOL
WELL THE FIRST THING I DID WHEN I GOT BACK HOME WAS TAKE IT TO A PAINT AND BODY SHOP AND HAD HER STRIPEDE ALL THE WAY DOWN AND CLEAR COAT AND CLEAR BASE PUT ON . THANKS TO YOU LINDEN I WAS ABLE TO GET THE DUPONT TORCH RED CODE FOR THEM ..
Thank You Tim, for keeping this old girl alive and well!
This is one of the finest examples of a '59 Skyliner that you will ever see. This breathtaking beauty resides in Belle, West Virginia being the property of Tommy Clay. Tommy a perfectionist by nature, has gone throughout this car from front to back refining this machine to the stunning example that you see here. Congratulations Tom, a truly stunning automobile!
"1959 Galaxie Skyliner Retractable." Remember the beautiful '55 Bird from Dallas that Don Knightmailto:firstname.lastname@example.org owns? His loving wife CupCake owns this one;
After owning a couple of Model A's and a 55 Tbird for a couple of years Cupcake and I started thinking about what other cars did we like and the it didn't take long to decide on a Retractable. A buddy at work mentioned that he had a friend who had one of those "funny top cars" in Irving(ten miles from us). The car needed lots of TLC and some mechanical work but it was a very solid Skyliner and we bought it and drove it home. We have upgraded the air conditioning and are in the process of upgrading to a 390 engine with a C-6 transmission. We have driven the car to Indianapolis and to Bilouxi for conventions and it really turns heads. The Raven black with so much chrome is striking. When we travel with a group they always want us to lead as they can see that chrome for miles. Cupcake and I think this is our favorite car and will do most of our touring in the future in it. We have had many comments at car shows from "boomers" who say that they had forgotten how good looking the 59 Fords were. Beautiful Ride CupCake.........So Classy
Bill Dixon of Ft. Lauderdale Fl. sent this in:
Just thought I would share with you my 59 Ford Fairlane Skyliner. I was looking for one and I heard rumors that there was one for sale an auto parts store in Sea Side Oregon. That was about 85 miles from where I lived in Lebanon Oregon. I found the store and saw the car. I bought it and drove it home. It has Factory Air, Town and Country radio. I love this car. It's a dream to drive. I don't see to many Fords this color.
Beautiful Car Bill, The Tahaitan Bronze and Fawn Tan were indeed a rare color combination......that makes your car just that much more Special!
"1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner"
Hallo Linden Johnson, I hereby send you some pictures of my Skyliner 1959 that I promised you.
I hope that you will use some of them in your site. I bought the car in bascet cases 1995 and restored it in 2 years, nearly from scratch. The motor is a 352 Interceptor, Cruise-o-matic drive. I am quite satisfyed with the car and I have won 1 Peoples choise, and two 1 Price in the competition of the 1950:s. I´m now seeking for more options.I hope that you will understand my badly English.